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Alexander Morozevich vs Vassily Ivanchuk
14th Amber Tournament: Rapid (2005), Monte Carlo MNC, rd 10, Mar-30
English Opening: Symmetrical. Symmetrical Variation (A36)  ·  1-0


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  Mating Net: Wow, Moro gets out of jail, and wins!
Mar-30-05  Broon Bottle: Chucky must be (still) spitting teeth after losing this one and missing the chance to be the first to do the double over Moro.
Mar-30-05  ChessMan94: Was 40... Kf7 the move that gave Moro the win? What about 40... Kg7? then Black's king could have been able to flee to h6
Mar-31-05  siu02jm: after 44. e7 then 44.. ♗d7 ? .
Where is the win??
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  tamar: 44...Bd7 45 Re2 would win.
Apr-01-05  JohnBoy: <ChessMan> - I don't think that 40...Kg7 wins, given 41.Qe7+ and 42.Qc5. It may hold the game, or it may not. At least it's better than what happened.
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  Hanada: Wow, maybe the guy is a martian. Interesting play....Bent Larsen anyone?
Oct-02-05  diegoami: 39 ... Rxc5? was the mistake, according to Fritz 39... Kg7 (threathens Rxc5, Rc2 and Dc3) 40. e6 Rxc5 41. Qd4+ (41. e7? Re5 ) Kh6 42. Qxc5 Bxe6 leaves black slightly ahead. Tricky.
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